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ERIC Number: EJ1215269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
When Good Intentions Only Go so Far: White Principals Leading Discussions about Race
Swanson, Jason; Welton, Anjalé
Urban Education, v54 n5 p732-759 Jun 2019
This cross-case case study explores how two White principals took the first steps to engage in racial conversations. Using the constructs of race consciousness and antiracism, race neutrality, and resistance to racial dialogue to frame our findings, we illustrate how both principals broached the topic of race with staff members. We demonstrate how the structures of whiteness hindered the principals' progress toward addressing systemic racial inequities within their respective schools. Our article concludes with recommendations and strategies for principal preparation programs and practicing school leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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